Sen. Lindsey Graham unloaded on the Department of Justice over the weekend; publicly accusing senior DOJ officials of plotting a “bureaucratic coup” against the Trump administration after the 2016 election.
Graham was speaking with Fox News Sunday when he was asked to weigh-in on recent reports of anti-Trump bias throughout the Justice Department and the FBI; saying “They tried to destroy this President.”
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“There’s a bureaucratic coup against President Trump being discovered here. Before the election, the people in question tried to taint the election; tip it in Clinton’s favor. After the election, they’re trying to undermine the President,” said Graham.
“They tried to destroy this President… We need a special counsel to investigate all of this,” he added.
GLOVES OFF: Lindsey Graham Calls James Comey a 'Rat'
Senator Lindsey Graham wants former FBI director James Comey to testify –again- before Congress after recent revelations regarding the bureau’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server raises serious concerns, saying, “I smell a rat.”
“This doesn’t add up, and I smell a rat here,” the Senator told Fox News. “[James Comey] needs to come back to committee.”
The Republican Senator was referring to newly released information that shows the former FBI chief drafter a letter exonerating Hillary Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing months before he met with the former Secretary and other key witnesses.
Graham and Senator Chuck Grassley came across the information while investigating the former FBI chief’s removal from the Trump administration; reviewing official transcripts and communications between senior Department of Justice officials.
The “draft letter” raises serious ethical and criminal concerns over whether James Comey was pressured to abandon Hillary’s investigation by Obama aides for political purposes.
The former Secretary of State was cleared of any wrongdoing just weeks before the 2016 presidential election.
BREAKING: GOP Senators DEMAND CRIMINAL Investigation into Trump Dossier
Two senior Republican Senators are publicly calling for a criminal investigation into the author behind the infamous Trump Dossier; demanding the Department of Justice launch a probe of former British spy Christopher Steele.
According to the Hill, Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham sent a scathing letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, urging the DOJ to open a criminal investigation of Steele and his role behind the creation of the debunked dossier.
“I don’t take lightly making a referral for criminal investigation. But, as I would with any credible evidence of a crime unearthed in the course of our investigations, I feel obliged to pass that information along to the Justice Department for appropriate review,” said Grassley.
“After reviewing how Mr. Steele conducted himself in distributing information contained in the dossier and how many stop signs the DOJ ignored in its use of the dossier, I believe that a special counsel needs to review this matter,” added Graham.
The shady opposition firm Fusion GPS –who hired Steele to create the document- continues to refuse to cooperate with federal investigators.
Congressional leaders are struggling to determine with the phony dossier was used as a pretense by Obama officials to surveil members of the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
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